Good drawing skills are essential if you want to depict nature realistically. I can not stress this enough. Too often artists solely work from photographs. Unless they have a good foundation of  drawing skills the finished work of art falls short. Adding paint never covers up a drawing error, it usually makes it worse. Understanding how to see in 3 dimension and translate what you see to a 2 dimensional surface takes time, patience and skill. Here is a video I made of a how to create an armature drawing of an artichoke. I hope that you find this useful. Please feel free to leave comments, ask a question, share it with a friend or Pin it on your Pinterest Board.